Vinings Personal Injury Attorneys


Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates would like to welcome you to our legal blog. The blog is designed to provide helpful information to injury victims about their legal rights and remedies, and to promote family safety so that accidents can be prevented before they happen. While our attorneys and staff have provided information on many topics, we know that you may have specific questions based on your unique situation. We invite you to contact us for your free consultation with one of our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers so that we can evaluate your case, let you know about your legal rights and the steps that need to be taken to protect those rights, and to address your specific concerns and questions.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). Or use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Vinings Personal Injury Attorneys

While you may never need a Vinings personal injury attorney, millions of people suffer devastating injuries and wrongful death annually. These injuries and wrongful deaths frequently are caused by many forms of negligent conduct or intentional criminal acts. Some of these incidents include construction accidents, trucking accidents, auto accidents, trip and fall accidents, sexual assaults, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, violent attacks, defective product accidents and many more. The area of law that covers injuries suffered because of the wrongful act of another is called “tort law.” Tort law refers to the body of law that compensates those who suffer injury or fatalities because of the intentional, reckless, or negligent acts of third parties. Our Vinings personal injury law firm has been representing victims of careless, reckless, and intentional misconduct since our firm was founded in 1984.

When you or your loved one is injured in a motor vehicle crash or any other serious accident, the injuries suffered may disrupt every facet of your life, including your ability to work, family relationships, future career, and other aspects of your life. While any licensed attorney is permitted to provide legal representation in a personal injury case, this does not mean that all attorneys are equally qualified to handle complex personal injury negotiations and litigation. At Montlick and Associates, our law practice is built around personal injury cases so our law firm is equipped with the personal injury-related relationships with experts, extensive litigation resources, and experience that a general practice firm cannot provide. While our personal injury legal team represents clients in all types of personal injury cases, some of the cases that we handle include:

Vinings Car Accident (Motor Vehicle Collisions): Whether you suffer whiplash in a rear-ender or severe injury in a trucking accident, you must overcome physical, emotional and financial challenges. Many auto accident victims presume that only collisions that cause significant body damage to their vehicle can cause significant injury or wrongful death. It is frequently the case that rear end collisions at low rates of speed cause debilitating injuries that result in prolonged disability from employment and enormous medical expenses. Our Vinings personal injury attorneys provide legal representation in the full range of motor vehicle accidents, including head-on collisions, side impact crashes, tractor-trailer accidents, distracted driving accidents, rollover accidents, T-bone accidents, DUI accidents, and other accidents.

Vinings Dog Attacks (Dog Bite Legal Claims): When dog owners fail to take adequate precautions to control their dog, children may be seriously mauled and others may suffer severe dog bite injuries. Because dog owners are in a unique position to know if their dog has a propensity to attack or otherwise engage in vicious conduct, the law imposes a duty on dog owner’s to protect others from a dog with vicious propensities. Even if the dog owner does not have reason to know that a dog is vicious, the owner may still be subject to civil liability for the owner’s negligence or violation of dog leash laws. Our experienced Vinings dog attack lawyers offer a free consultation so that we can assess available legal theories that may justify imposing liability on a dog owner.

Vinings Wrongful Death Actions: Many people engage in negligent or intentional misconduct that results in fatalities, the consequences for the family left behind can be overwhelming. While loved ones are dealing with the emotional hardships caused by losing someone they love, the stress of also coping with the sudden loss of household income can greatly compound the stress and uncertainty faced by a family. Our experienced Vinings wrongful death attorneys work diligently when seeking compensation for the estate and families of wrongful death victims. We know that the loss of a breadwinner can jeopardize the ability of surviving family members to make mortgage payments, cover high education costs, and provide for other financial necessities.

Vinings Workers' Compensation: An excavator accident on a construction site can result in horrific injuries that result in staggering medical expenses and prolonged periods without income. Virtually all businesses in Vinings and elsewhere throughout Georgia are required to either obtain workers' compensation coverage from a workers' compensation insurance company or self-insure. This insurance coverage is designed to provide specific benefits to those who suffer an injury on-the-job or an occupational illness. The concept of an on-the-job injury is construed broadly to include tasks outside business hours and away from your workplace that are in the “scope of employment.” This essentially means that the task benefits your employer even if your employer did not specifically request that you complete the task. Our experienced Vinings workers' compensation attorneys seek medical care, reimbursement for lost wages, and disability compensation based on rating your percentage of disability. If your injury was caused by the fault of a third party, we also may be able to pursue a claim for personal injury against the third party tortfeasor.

Vinings Slip and Fall Accidents (Premises Liability Claims): Most people misunderstand slip and fall accidents and presume that they are relatively minor incidents that rarely result in serious injury. This misconception is carefully promoted by the insurance industry, which cultivates an image of slip and fall victims as malingerers and liars. The reality is that slip and fall accidents cause 17,000 fatalities annually. Slip and falls also account for almost half of all fatal falls involving seniors. Liability in slip and fall accidents is based on premises liability law, which delineates the legal duty of property owners to keep their premises free of hazards or warn visitors about hazards that are not open and obvious. Other types of premises liability cases that our Vinings slip and fall attorneys handle include construction site accidents, drowning accidents, machinery accidents and more.

Vinings Medical Malpractice Claims: When you seek medical treatment from your general practitioner or a specialist, you presume that the health care professional will provide medical care consistent with the physician’s degree of expertise, training and education. Medical professionals have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care, not to make errors and omissions, and conform to the standard of a doctor with a similar background in the same geographic area. Medical malpractice insurance carriers zealously defend medical malpractice cases so it is important to put the experienced Vinings medical malpractice attorneys of Montlick and Associates on your side.

If you or someone you love has suffered a severe personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Vinings personal injury lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Vinings personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.

Vinings Medical Malpractice Attorneys

While there are many types of negligence that may form the basis of a personal injury lawsuit, there are perhaps no more difficult cases than those brought against doctors based on medical malpractice. The American Medical Association (AMA) has a strong lobby that has successfully pushed for legislation to make it more difficult to pursue a negligence claim against a physician despite the special training and expertise of doctors. While doctors are experts with years of specialized training and education, the barriers to liability when pursuing a case involving a medical error are far greater in a medical malpractice case than when pursuing a claim against an inexperienced driver of a motor vehicle.

At the Vinings medical malpractice law firm of Montlick and Associates, we know that when patients are the victims of medical care that falls below the professional standard of care for a similarly situated medical professional, it may result in severe pain, emotional trauma and even wrongful death. Our knowledgeable Vinings medical malpractice attorneys investigate potential medical malpractice claims, which may include having medical specialists analyze medical records to evaluate potential cases and identify medical negligence as well as evidence that the medical error or omission caused the injury or wrongful death of the patient that is harmed.

A patient alleging a medical malpractice against a doctor will typically be required to provide expert testimony from a medical professional regarding the appropriate professional standard of care and the alleged breach of that professional standard. Medical malpractice cases are among the most expensive personal injury claims to litigate and the most fiercely defended. While medical malpractice cases can be difficult, Georgia’s highest court struck down the law capping damages for all non-economic damages in Georgia in 2010, which has made it easier for those injured by negligent medical professionals to obtain full compensation for their injuries.

Our experienced Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys are among the shrinking number of law firms with the skill and expertise to continue handling medical malpractice claims based on physician error. Many personal injury law firms no longer practice medical malpractice because of the wave of tort reform, increasing cost of pursuing medical malpractice cases, and other obstacles often imposed by advocates of tort reform. Our Vinings medical malpractice lawyers may seek lost earnings, compensation for pain and emotional distress, future disability, medical expenses for revisionary surgery, and other economic costs.

The appropriate standard of care for a doctor in Georgia is that of a reasonable doctor in the same geographic vicinity in the same field and practice area. There are a variety of medical errors or omissions that may constitute medical malpractice by a doctor, including the following:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Mistakes in the type or dosage of medication prescribed
  • Errors made by emergency room doctors
  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to schedule prompt testing or treatment
  • Surgical mistakes

Many victims of medical malpractice by doctors do not know exactly what went wrong but know that something does not seem right. Other times, patients may have no idea that they are the victims of substandard medical care. A study conducted by Harvard University found that 98,000 people per year do not realize that they have been the victim of medical malpractice. These are tragic cases where medical malpractice victims suffer serious injuries but do not bring a medical malpractice lawsuit because they do not realize that their injuries were the result of a medical mistake.

When a doctor makes a serious medical error or omission, such as failing to conduct appropriate cancer screening, it can mean severe, life-threatening medical conditions, painful surgery, substantial pain and suffering, and wrongful death. Our team of Vinings medical malpractice attorneys analyzes the facts in our clients’ cases so that we can identify deviations from accepted professional medical standards and develop compelling evidence regarding the impact of those errors on our clients’ long-term health and well-being.

Because litigation of medical malpractice cases is costly and extremely complex, not every medical error justifies a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our Vinings doctor negligence attorneys have almost three decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases against physicians, and an extensive network of medical experts so that we can present persuasive medical malpractice cases for our clients.

Our zealous team of Vinings physician negligence attorneys provide tenacious negotiation and effective litigation when seeking compensation and justice for those that are injured or suffer wrongful death caused by substandard medical care. We know that serious medical malpractice can cause devastating harm and injury to an injury victim, and we are dedicated to handling the legal and insurance issues so that you can focus on your recovery.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Vinings medical malpractice lawyers are committed to representing victims of medical mistakes that suffer personal injury and wrongful death in obtaining the compensation they deserve. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced medical malpractice attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for a FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website, www.montlick.com, to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.


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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.